Topic List : Technology

  • Stanford to collaborate on Apple Heart Study

    The study will make use of an app to determine whether the Apple Watch’s heart-rate sensor can help detect a heart condition known as atrial fibrillation.


  • Following footsteps to obesity clues

    Stanford researchers collected motion data from smartphones as a way to measure activity across hundreds of thousands of people to help figure out why obesity is a bigger problem in some countries than others.


  • Supersize your ideas at the HIVE

    A room featuring a 10-by-24-foot ultra-high-resolution display can be reserved by university faculty and staff for uses such as interactive instruction, teleconferences, collaborative data analysis and thesis defenses.


  • Virtual tour of the brain

    Stanford Medicine is using a new software system that combines imaging from MRIs, CT scans and angiograms to create a three-dimensional model that physicians and patients can see and manipulate — just like a virtual reality game.


  • Center for Digital Health awards first grants

    The grant-winning projects are designed to study whether creative uses of the Apple Watches can achieve meaningful health care outcomes.


  • How accurate are fitness devices?

    A Stanford inquiry into the accuracy of seven wristband activity monitors showed that six out of seven devices measured heart rate within 5 percent. None, however, measured energy expenditure well.


  • Wearable monitor can diagnose disease

    A wearable sensor developed by Stanford researchers can diagnose diseases by measuring molecular constituents of sweat, such as chloride ions and glucose.


  • 3-D bladder reconstruction

    Researchers used advanced computer imaging technology to create a three-dimensional computer reconstruction of a patient’s bladder. The technique, which works on any hollow organ, could help doctors locate tumors or other disorders and prepare for surgery.


  • Virtual reality helps surgery

    Gina Milner’s successful surgery, the first at Packard Children’s to use the new imaging technology, is one of many examples of how virtual-reality techniques are now helping patients.


  • Fast, brain-controlled typing achieved

    In a Stanford-led research report, three participants with movement impairment controlled an onscreen cursor simply by imagining their own hand movements.